Toronto North CAER Charter
The Toronto North CAER Association commits to the following vision:
- Every member company is prepared to respond to emergency situations.
- Increased public awareness of emergency response procedures, capabilities and services involved in handling potentially hazardous materials and products within our community.
Toronto North CAER Objectives
- Ensure each member company has an up to date and tested Site Emergency Plan which is available to First Responders in an emergency.
- Make sure all member company employees are trained to know the emergency procedures for the potentially hazardous materials used and/or handled.
- Co-ordinate and organize emergency simulations.
- Encourage members assist each other to complete internal safety assessments.
- Communicate and educate our community about CAER initiatives.
- Offer and encourage membership to all companies and emergency response agencies involved in the handling of potentially hazardous materials and products within the community.
- Review and exchange ideas with other CAER groups on their activities to maximize learning.
Toronto North CAER Sub Groups Mandate
1. Membership and Community Awareness Group:
- To recruit and review membership.
- To develop membership criteria and fee structures.
- Prepare and distribute a Membership Information Letter.
- To promote the group within the government and industry base.
- To promote the group in the community.
- To establish links to other CAER type organizations within the community.
- To work with other neighbouring CAER Groups on joint activities.
- Determine Target Audiences.
- Contact Area Schools.
- To communicate to our audiences actions of the CAER Group.
2. Emergency Response Group:
- To establish the structure and needs of the emergency responders when responding to an E/R incident.
- To encourage emergency responders to attend CAER meetings
- To plan and undertake Emergency Exercises (table-top to full scale)
- To communicate the actions of the CAER Group to our audiences
- To take advantage of shared Emergency Response training opportunities
3. Website Group:
- To maintain an up to date website.
- To discuss different options to make it user friendly.
- To send an annual invoice to active members for annual fees and follow up on unpaid invoices.
- To maintain records and arrange for payment of CAER related expenses.
5. Health and Safety Group:
- To share best practices in Environment, Health and Safety.
- Communicate new environment, health and safety legislation and regulations to CAER members.